Five thoughts on the Blackhawks offseason after NHL Draft Lottery

The Chicago Blackhawks didn't end up winning big at the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery, but that doesn't mean the team can't take a step forward this offseason.
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The Chicago Blackhawks did not win the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery. Instead the team will be drafting second overall this summer, giving them the opportunity to add another top player this offseason.

While the Hawks might not have won the first overall pick, they also didn't move down in the draft either. While landing the first overall pick would have brought in another elite star like Macklin Celebrini, the second overall pick is nothing to scoff at either.

With the lottery over, all eyes now turn to the 2024 NHL Entry Draft, well that is for all the teams not competing for the Stanley Cup. The 2024 NHL Draft will be on June 28 and 29 so there is still a lot of time for the organization to decide what is the best plan moving forward.

Five thoughts on the Chicago Blackhawks offseason after the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery.

1. The Blackhawks have a luxery few other teams will have entering the draft.

Unlike the Anaheim Ducks who are drafting third overall, the Blackhawks at two know who the San Jose Sharks are going to take at one. In some ways the Blackhawks have the first overall pick of a group of some four or five players that could all be taken at two.

With that in mind, Chicago will get to talk with a group of players now, and Kyle Davidson will get to figure out what prospect fits best into their organization, not just the most talented but best fit for the new core group.